Issue #205: FEB 2021

Welcome to the latest edition of Fascination, the Unofficial Cirque du Soleil Newsletter.

CREATION ON NYSA DISCONTINUED

Cirque du Soleil announced on its Facebook page on January 20th that it would not be opening NYSA on the Potsdamer Platz in Berlin as planned.

“Due to the current situation and uncertainty, we have unfortunately made the difficult decision not to resume the creation of NYSA. We thank you for your enthusiasm and invite you to follow Cirque du Soleil for all #CirqueduSoleil updates.”

NYSA was to be a modern tale that followed the story of Nysa, a fearless young woman who longed for adventure and open skies. “Her curiosity and courage will give her the power to step into the unexpected and fly towards new worlds,” the initial announcement stated. “Inspired by youth and its desire to push the boundaries and aspirations for a better future, the character looks to the outside world for a sense of what life could be if she let her imagination soar and if she allowed herself to take risks.”

NYSA was originally scheduled to open on October 28, 2020 but was pushed back to October 27, 2021 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. It hasnow officially been canceled.

BLUE MAN GROUP LEAVING ORLANDO

Announced on February 1, 2021: “Blue Man Group will not be returning to Universal Orlando as we move to adjust our entertainment for the future,” Universal officials said in a statement. “For more than a decade, Blue Man Group has brought its unique style of entertainment to our guests – and we are grateful for the chance to have been home to their Orlando show.” Before the coronavirus pandemic forced all the theme parks and shows to close, the Blue Man Group was entertaining audiences nightly at the resort.

DRAGONE + CRISS ANGEL = HUH?

Just at press time, Dragone productions announced that it and Criss Angel were coming together for a series of projects.

“Dragone is honored to announce the upcoming partnership between entertainment visionaries Franco Dragone and Criss Angel on a revolutionary new project. The first partnership between Dragone’s theatrics and Criss Angel Studios “is incredibly exciting and I believe our first venture will be groundbreaking,” said Angel. Slated to open later in 2021, Mr. Smiles & Molly will be an Interactive Immersive Euphoria. Dragone describes the new surreal pre-night club experience as a “bold fusion between the world of electronic music and theatre.”

More details to be announced later… Well, we wish them luck!

Well, let’s get started!

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